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Litterateur Indra Bahadur Rai passes away

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KATHMANDU — Nepali language litterateur Indra Bahadur Rai,, whose contributions to Nepali literature are innumerable, passed away after a prolonged illness in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal, on Tuesday evening. He was 93. He had fallen ill since the demise of his wife Maya Devi on August 27, 2017.

The famed writer was born on February 3, 1927 in Darjeeling. His first literary work ‘Bipana Katipaya’ was published in 1961. Though he finished his first novel ‘Aaja Ramita Chha’ in 1958, it was published only in 1964.

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‘Aaja Ramita Chha’ was recently translated into English by writer Manjushree Thapa. The English translation of the book titled ‘There’s a Carnival Today’ was released in October last year. His last literary work was ‘Sampurak.’

Rai, who was honoured with doctorate degree last year by Tribhuvan University along with Ishwar Bhallav and Bairagi Kaila, added what is called ‘the third dimension’ to Nepali literature.

Rai was bestowed with the Sahitya Academy Award, Jagadambashree Award, among other awards, for his works. His body will be laid to rest on Thursday according to Rai tradition, family sources said.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

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Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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